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Bedford VA to offer new housing opportunity for homeless vets

A cornerstone ceremony was held at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital June 29 for Bedford Green, a housing development for homeless veterans that will be the first in the country offering independent living options primarily for homeless vets age 55 and older.

“When they (Vietnam War veterans) returned home in the ’60s and ’70s, they were not greeted with the same level of support that exists today,” said Ken Link, chief of social work service for the Bedford VA. “It made them reticent to reach out for help due to earlier experiences that were not very positive.”

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